02th Feb 2018
Information technology is such a vital component for any organisation. Our reliance on IT means that we must always ensure that our systems and data are secure from both internal and external threats. The information security acronym ‘CIA’ best describes the importance and purpose of information security. CIA stands for Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability. Data should only be accessible to the right people (confidential), it should be accurate (integrity) and able to be accessed when needed (availability). Find out more about how information security adds value and learn about Tier4’s IT Auckland services.
As information security works in the background, it is often not appreciated for the value it adds to businesses. Information security adds value by preventing and mitigating risks. It is essentially a prevention and mitigation asset. Unplanned downtime can cost businesses a lot of time and money. The cost of a security threat to your information system can have a significant impact on your business. Being unprepared against threats is not a risk worth taking.
With data and privacy being such as a strong topic of discussion lately, it is vital for businesses to protect their customers’ personal information. Your customers trust you with their sensitive information and they expect that their data is both secure and confidential. Information security adds value by fulfilling customer expectations and building trust.
If you approach everything from the CIA perspective, you can already mitigate many security risks. Here are some best practices to reduce the risk posed by security threats.
Educating employees with cybersecurity best practices ensures that everyone is on the same page when it comes to security. A perfect time to do this is when a new employee joins your organisation. Holding an annual training meeting about best practices is another great way to make sure everyone is up to date.
Tier4 is one of Auckland’s leading Computer IT Support companies. Our Business Continuity Services include remote monitoring, continuous Back-up, offsite Back-up, Managed Anti-Virus and Managed Firewall services. We minimise and prevent the risk of cyber-attacks by using the latest software coupled with our team of IT experts. Find out more about our Technical Computer Support services or enquire today for a consultation.